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A Small Free Kiss In The Dark By Glenda Milllard

A Small Free Kiss In The Dark by Glenda Milllard

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Summary

Skip's an outsider, he's never fitted in. Life there may be hard, but it's better than the one he's left behind, especially when he teams up with an older homeless man called Billy. Then come the bombs which bring little Max and Tia - the sad dancer with a tiny baby - into Skip and Billy's world.

A Small Free Kiss In The Dark Summary

A Small Free Kiss In The Dark by Glenda Milllard

Skip's an outsider, he's never fitted in. So he takes to the streets. Life there may be hard, but it's better than the one he's left behind, especially when he teams up with an older homeless man called Billy. Then come the bombs which bring little Max and Tia - the sad dancer with a tiny baby - into Skip and Billy's world. Scavenging for food, living on love and imagination how long can Skip's fragile new family hold out as war grips the city?

A Small Free Kiss In The Dark Reviews

This Young Adult novel is the bittersweet story of runaway Skip who is living on the streets of an unnamed country when war breaks out. A boy without a home of his own, Skip finds an unlikely family among other outcasts. The book is written in a simple, direct style that makes the subject matter all the more painful. Skip is an artist and through his eyes we see the world in terms of light and colour - there is some beautiful, evocative imagery. The characters are finely drawn and engaging. A difficult subject is tackled sensitively and the writer manages to find beauty and hope even amid the brutality of war. * Newbooks *
A Small Free Kiss In The Dark is both sad and hopeful in equal measures. I found it an emotional and thought provoking book, beautifully written in Skip's young voice which is captured with startling authenticity. * Unknown *

About Glenda Milllard

Glenda Millard has written picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults. Her book THE NAMING OF TISHKIN SILK was an Honour Book in the 2004 CBC Awards and shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. LAYLA QUEEN OF HEARTS was a winner in the 2007 Queensland Premier's Awards and was shortlisted in the CBC awards. KAITO'S CLOTH was also shortlisted in the 2007 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. She lives in Victoria, Australia. Visit Glenda at www.glendamillard.com.

Additional information

GOR002703982
A Small Free Kiss In The Dark by Glenda Milllard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Templar Publishing
2011-05-01
224
1848770278
9781848770270
Short-listed for Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Young Adult Novel 2009
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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